Effects on Atherosclerosis Regression of Ezetimibe or Ezetimibe Plus Simvastatin; Evaluated by Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG-PET)

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : June 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2015
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Korea University

Brief Summary:
18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool for identifying and quantifying vascular inflammation within atherosclerotic plaques. Therefore, in this study the investigators intend to compare the effect of ezetimibe monotherapy or ezetimibe plus statin combination therapy on the atherosclerosis regression using FDG-PET.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atherosclerosis Drug: Ezetrol (Ezetimibe) Drug: Vytorin (Ezetimibe + Simvastatin) Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects on Atherosclerosis Regression of Ezetimibe Monotherapy or Ezetimibe Plus Simvastatin Combination Therapy: Evaluation by Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography
Study Start Date : September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
Active Comparator: Ezetimibe Drug: Ezetrol (Ezetimibe)
Ezetrol - 10 mg once daily for 3 months

Experimental: Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Drug: Vytorin (Ezetimibe + Simvastatin)
Vytorin - 10/20 mg once daily for 3 months

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The difference of FDG uptake quantified by measuring the standardized uptake value (SUV) corrected for body weight according to the treatment groups [ Time Frame: 3 months later ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • hsCRP > 2 mg/L and LDL cholesterol > 130 mm/dL

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • active infection
  • previous anti-hyperlipidemic agents within 6 months
  • previous steroid or anti-inflammatory agents within 6 months
  • liver disease
  • renal disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00926055

Korea, Republic of
Korea University Guro
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 152-050
Sponsors and Collaborators
Korea University

Responsible Party: Kyung Mook Choi, Korea University Identifier: NCT00926055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01-2007-000-20546-0
First Posted: June 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2015
Last Verified: June 2010

Keywords provided by Korea University:
high risk patients in atherosclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Ezetimibe, Simvastatin Drug Combination
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents